Entering the Communication collection at the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris
Very early Remington, with decals for the most part nicely preserved
The Remington 1 (dated 1873) is actually a Sholes & Glidden, as you can see here.
AWERTY - now there's a keyboard layout I haven't come across yet. An error, perhaps?
Speaking of inscrutable keyboard layouts... don't even get me started on the Hammond :)
The folding Corona 3; ever popular even in Paris.
Doesn't get much more unusual than the Lambert; as for most of these typewriters, I was glad Mr. Perrier had already given us a close look and demonstration of their mechanisms in Lausanne.
At the flea market, this Olivetti M40 wishes all a "Happ Hour".
Underwood standard (with plastic keys, oddly enough) livens up a stationery store.
Hard to see, but there's a Royal typewriter lurking in this window, beside the books and underneath a taxidermied crow (don't know and didn't ask... a reference to The Raven, perhaps?).
nice photos! thanks for the little museum & shop window tour... I love these old shops with their weird arcana and forgotten items on display. I always wonder how they pay the rent.ReplyDelete
Reminds me of this old typewriter shop in Amsterdam I came across way back in about 93...
I would love to see a Remington #1 in person. It's kind of strange not being able to see any of the mechanism. The Hammond is just the opposite being bare bones and not much else. Nice contrast.ReplyDelete
I've only seen a few typewriters in local history museums this year. Olivers are pretty popular and were common in mid-America in their prime. My favorite sighting was a type setting machine for building newspapers.
Great post. Great tip about free Sundays - I bet I forget this useful nugget before my next visit :-)ReplyDelete
You did amazingly well with the photography on these, I'd say.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tour!